Arsenal have a huge summer ahead of them and their business in the market could be severely impacted by the World Cup, where players could raise interest and their price-tags with some superb performances.
The Gunners have a host of players fighting to feature on the world’s biggest stage, where they’ll look to follow in the footsteps of World Cup winners Per Mertesacker and Mesut Ozil in north London, but some could be set for disappointment.
Whilst Jack Wilshere made his return to the international fold in Gareth Southgate’s England squad, the Arsenal midfielder missed the 1-0 victory over Holland last week through injury- and Tony Cascarino believes he shouldn’t be taken to the World Cup.
“He hasn’t got injured in a game; he’s got injured in training. Now, that never sits well with managers “I think most of us will look at Jack and go; ‘Yep, fabulous talent and can do a lot of things a lot of midfielders can’t’.”
“Unfortunately for him, he’s in that horrible situation where, if you’re not fit, managers can’t pick you. And now, management is changing.”
“I don’t think Gareth will consider taking someone [to the World Cup] who is high risk. And that is not only from games, but from training getting injured.”
Missing the World Cup would be a major blow for Wilshere, who has made 31 appearances across all competitions for Arsenal this season.